Who am I?

Who am I?
A runner....or Herky the Hawk?

Monday, August 8, 2011

Week 1 Review: New Obstacles

I finished my first week of the Runner's World Training Program yesterday and I'll be honest, I struggled yesterday. I ran 3 miles on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, and attempted to run 5 miles yesterday. I don't know if it's my shoes or just my feet trying to get used to the increase in mileage, but after 3.5 miles yesterday, I had to go back and forth between walking and running because I now have blisters on the inside of my feet. And then there was the sweat that would drip in my eyes. If you have contacts, you know that if something comes between your eyeball and your contact, it hurts like hell. I could barely keep my eyes open, which forced me to walk at times. And then there was the lack of hydration. I'm really struggling with this, as I get tired of water very quickly. Unless I'm thirsty, I have to force myself to drink it. I'm trying to drink more water, but clearly I'm still not drinking enough.

So yeah, my excitement for my training has weakened a little, but I'm still determined to follow it as best I can. I wanted to quit and walk back home when I had a chance...but I continued on because no matter what, I was going to get my 5 miles in. I walked some of it, but I still did the whole 5 miles. I increase to 4 miles on Saturday, I think. I'm trying to stay positive, but it's tough when I'm struggling to complete 5 mile runs.

1 comment:

  1. I too having been having trouble with my water intake, and that's about all I drink during the day. My last couple of runs my calf started to cramp up, guess I need to make sure I always have some water with me, even when I'm not thirsty.

    And don't lose the positive vibes, I know you're capable of completing 5 mile runs because I've seen you complete a 7 mile run with almost no walking. You'll get there, you just need to keep pushing through.